Patents by Inventor Shigeo Kato

Shigeo Kato has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20210097963
    Abstract: An application issues a display request to display a content in an area set on a display device. In response to determining that a different content is displayed in the area, an arbitration is executed to allocate the content to the area to satisfy a rule-based arbitration using a rule definition including (i) an arbitration policy defining a basic arbitration when allocating the content to the area on the display device and (ii) a constraint expression describing a property to be exceptionally satisfied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2020
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Inventors: Daiki KAWASHIMA, Shigeo KATO, Kentaro TESHIMA
  • Publication number: 20210031629
    Abstract: An evaluation apparatus for display arbitration control or a generation apparatus for a rule definition file includes a model generation portion that models the display arbitration control and generates a rule-based arbitration specification model that includes a content definition that defines a content, an area definition that defines a display area, and a constraint expression that shows a constraint related to display of the content; and a rule definition file generation portion that generates the rule definition file for software that is installed in a product and is related to the display arbitration control.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2020
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Inventor: Shigeo KATO
  • Patent number: 10163435
    Abstract: A voice output control device includes a control unit. The control unit controls a voice output device to output voice information items according to output requests transmitted from multiple output request units. The control unit compares a high and low relationship of information values preliminary set in the voice information items corresponding to the output requests, and controls the voice output device to output preferentially the voice information item having a higher information value. The control unit determines whether a display device outputs a content corresponding to each voice information item. The control unit sets each information value variably according to a determination result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hitoshi Sugiyama, Shigeo Kato, Yuuichi Hayashi, Yoshihiro Ueda
  • Patent number: 10008183
    Abstract: A display-and-audio output control device is provided. In the display-and-audio output control device, a display control unit preferentially allocates a display content having high display information value to a display area out of multiple display contents. An audio control unit allocates an audio content to an audio output device. An obtaining unit obtains audio information amounts of the audio contents and correspondence information between the audio contents and the display contents. Based on the audio information amount of a specific audio content, the management unit changes the display information value of a specific display content associated with the specific display content. The display control unit employs the display information value changed by the management unit to allocate the specific display content to the area for display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Ueda, Shigeo Kato, Hitoshi Sugiyama, Yuuichi Hayashi
  • Publication number: 20170076696
    Abstract: A display-and-audio output control device is provided. In the display-and-audio output control device, a display control unit preferentially allocates a display content having high display information value to a display area out of multiple display contents. An audio control unit allocates an audio content to an audio output device. An obtaining unit obtains audio information amounts of the audio contents and correspondence information between the audio contents and the display contents. Based on the audio information amount of a specific audio content, the management unit changes the display information value of a specific display content associated with the specific display content. The display control unit employs the display information value changed by the management unit to allocate the specific display content to the area for display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2015
    Publication date: March 16, 2017
    Applicant: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshihiro UEDA, Shigeo KATO, Hitoshi SUGIYAMA, Yuuichi HAYASHI
  • Patent number: 9436430
    Abstract: An audio output control device includes a control device that adjusts an output of earlier audio information and an output of later audio information in a situation where a request for outputting the later audio information is made before the output of the earlier audio information ends. The control device includes: a first acquisition device that acquires end time information of the earlier audio information; a second acquisition device that acquires delay permissible information of the later audio information; and a first determination device that determines whether a wait for outputting the later audio information is available, according to the end time information and the delay permissible information. When the wait is available, the control device outputs the later audio information after preferentially executing the output of the earlier audio information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuuichi Hayashi, Shigeo Kato, Hitoshi Sugiyama, Yoshihiro Ueda
  • Publication number: 20160225367
    Abstract: A voice output control device includes a control unit. The control unit controls a voice output device to output voice information items according to output requests transmitted from multiple output request units. The control unit compares a high and low relationship of information values preliminary set in the voice information items corresponding to the output requests, and controls the voice output device to output preferentially the voice information item having a higher information value. The control unit determines whether a display device outputs a content corresponding to each voice information item. The control unit sets each information value variably according to a determination result.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2014
    Publication date: August 4, 2016
    Inventors: Hitoshi SUGIYAMA, Shigeo KATO, Yuuichi HAYASHI, Yoshihiro UEDA
  • Patent number: 9346001
    Abstract: Air cleaner assemblies, features thereof and components thereof are described. Among the components described are a main filter cartridge and a safety cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: Donaldson Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Shigeo Kato, Hajime Yao, Yota Kawabe, Yutaka Kuwabara, Junich Teshigawara, Shugo Yanada
  • Patent number: 9285233
    Abstract: A display control apparatus for controlling a display device including a screen having a plurality of areas so as to assign and display a content on a corresponding area, includes: a content managing unit managing the content by associating content information; an area managing unit managing the area by associating area information; and a content assignment control unit determining a combination of the content and the area. The content assignment control unit generates a content list, generates an area list, extracts a combination list based on the area list and the content list, calculates an evaluation reference value of each combination list based on the content information and the area information, selects the combination list based on the evaluation reference value of each combination list, and determines a combination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hitoshi Sugiyama, Shigeo Kato, Yoshihiro Ueda
  • Publication number: 20150363155
    Abstract: An audio output control device includes a control device that adjusts an output of earlier audio information and an output of later audio information in a situation where a request for outputting the later audio information is made before the output of the earlier audio information ends. The control device includes: a first acquisition device that acquires end time information of the earlier audio information; a second acquisition device that acquires delay permissible information of the later audio information; and a first determination device that determines whether a wait for outputting the later audio information is available, according to the end time information and the delay permissible information. When the wait is available, the control device outputs the later audio information after preferentially executing the output of the earlier audio information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2013
    Publication date: December 17, 2015
    Inventors: Yuuichi HAYASHI, Shigeo KATO, Hitoshi SUGIYAMA, Yoshihiro UEDA
  • Patent number: 9140571
    Abstract: A display control apparatus that assigns display target contents to a plurality of areas configured as display areas in a screen of a display apparatus mounted on a vehicle is provided. The display control apparatus comprises a content manager for managing the contents in association with content information indicating attributes of the contents, an area manager for managing the areas in association with area information indicating attributes of the areas, and a content assignment controller for generating a content list listing the contents and determining content-area combinations based on the content information and the area information in an order of the content list.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hitoshi Sugiyama, Shigeo Kato, Yoshihiro Ueda
  • Publication number: 20140152433
    Abstract: A display control apparatus that assigns display target contents to a plurality of areas configured as display areas in a screen of a display apparatus mounted on a vehicle is provided. The display control apparatus comprises a content manager for managing the contents in association with content information indicating attributes of the contents, an area manager for managing the areas in association with area information indicating attributes of the areas, and a content assignment controller for generating a content list listing the contents and determining content-area combinations based on the content information and the area information in an order of the content list.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2012
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Applicant: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hitoshi Sugiyama, Shigeo Kato, Yoshihiro Ueda
  • Publication number: 20140114531
    Abstract: A display control apparatus for controlling a display device including a screen having a plurality of areas so as to assign and display a content on a corresponding area, includes: a content managing unit managing the content by associating content information; an area managing unit managing the area by associating area information; and a content assignment control unit determining a combination of the content and the area. The content assignment control unit generates a content list, generates an area list, extracts a combination list based on the area list and the content list, calculates an evaluation reference value of each combination list based on the content information and the area information, selects the combination list based on the evaluation reference value of each combination list, and determines a combination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2012
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Applicant: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hitoshi Sugiyama, Shigeo Kato, Yoshihiro Ueda
  • Publication number: 20140102060
    Abstract: Air cleaner assemblies, features thereof and components thereof are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2012
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Applicant: DONALDSON COMPANY, INC.
    Inventors: Shigeo KATO, Hajime Yao, Yota Kawabe, Yutaka Kuwabara, Junich Teshigawara, Shugo Yanada
  • Publication number: 20110065149
    Abstract: Described herein is a polynucleotide encoding a fusion protein comprising two or more polypeptide domains and a polypeptide linker joining the domains, wherein the sequence of the polynucleotide encoding the polypeptide linker is selected such that when the mRNA transcribed from the polynucleotide is translated in a host cell transfected with the polynucleotide, the translation rate of the mRNA region encoding the polypeptide linker is slower than the translation rate of the mRNA region encoding the polypeptide domain immediately upstream thereof. Also provided are a vector transfected with the polynucleotide of the present invention so that the polynucleotide can be expressed in the host cell; a host cell transformed by that vector; and a process for producing a fusion protein comprising culturing the host cell, and recovering the fusion protein thus produced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2007
    Publication date: March 17, 2011
    Applicants: National University Corporation Kobe University, Chugai Seiyaku Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Shigeo Kato, Yoichi Kumada, Tomomi Kawasaki, Yasufumi Kikuchi
  • Patent number: 6071343
    Abstract: A heat treatment jig with a silicon carbide coating for production of a semiconductor includes a base material and a silicon carbide film formed on the surface of the base material by a CVD method. The silicon carbide film is formed from a plurality of layers substantially parallel to the surface of the base material, and at least one of the layers is formed as a nucleus formation layer while the other layers are formed as ordinary crystal layers so that crystal growth between the ordinary crystal layers across the nucleus formation layer is discontinuous while crystal growth of the silicon carbide in the ordinary crystal layers are continuous in a direction of thickness of the ordinary crystal layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 1996
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2000
    Assignee: Toshiba Ceramics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takeshi Inaba, Shuichi Takeda, Shigeo Kato, Yasumi Sasaki, Yukio Ito, Masanori Sato
  • Patent number: 5909505
    Abstract: This invention relates to an image processing apparatus having a function of encoding or decoding image data and discloses a technique for extracting an image feature, especially a thin image portion of a specific color of an image, and for encoding the thin image portion with high efficiency to minimize degradation of image quality by selecting an appropriate encoding method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 1997
    Date of Patent: June 1, 1999
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Akihiro Katayama, Yasuhiko Yasuda, Shigeo Kato, Hirokazu Uchio
  • Patent number: 5844765
    Abstract: In a circuit-protector-built-in power plug, the plug body has in its front a curved concavity, in which plug terminals are planted, a circuit protector which interrupts the circuit when supplied with excess current, and a reset knob for resetting the circuit to its closed state through manipulation from the outside the plug body. The reset knob is so disposed in the concavity that it does not protrude beyond the surface of the plug body. A slidable lid covering the concavity prevents access to the reset knob when the plug terminals are inserted into receptacles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 1997
    Date of Patent: December 1, 1998
    Assignee: Hosiden Corporation
    Inventors: Tatsuo Kato, Shigeo Kato, Eiichi Hashimoto, Junichi Suda
  • Patent number: 5710826
    Abstract: There is provided an image encoding method in a facsimile apparatus or an image filing apparatus as an image communication apparatus. In this method, a color image signal which is expressed by a plurality of color component signals to be encoded is input, the input color image signal is converted into a bit stream signal, and the bit stream signal is encoded by prediction encoding. A parameter for the prediction encoding is changed in accordance with the color image signal to be encoded. The encoding operation is executed adaptively to the color image signal to be encoded. By virtue of bit stream converting the binary color signal, efficient encoding using the color correlation can be executed and an increase in data amount is prevented. By encoding the bit stream signal using a dynamic arithmetic code, a binary color image can be efficiently encoded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 1994
    Date of Patent: January 20, 1998
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hidefumi Osawa, Yasuhiko Yasuda, Shigeo Kato
  • Patent number: 5689494
    Abstract: A fine-fabrication method of solid surfaces relates to a new surface fabrication method allows a solid-device surface to be fabricated at an atomic scale so as to produce an ultra-fine device or a device for recording information at an ultra-high density. A probe is installed with a tip thereof facing to the surface of a specimen to undergo fabrication. A voltage for forming an electric field is applied between the probe and the specimen. The electric field is large enough to field-evaporate atoms constituting the specimen or the probe; the electric field field-evaporates atoms constituting the specimen, removing them from the surface of the specimen; and as another alternative, the electric field field-evaporates atoms constituting the probe, depositing them on the surface of the specimen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 1995
    Date of Patent: November 18, 1997
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masakazu Ichikawa, Shigeyuki Hosoki, Fumihiko Uchida, Shigeo Kato, Yoshihisa Fujisaki, Sumiko Fujisaki, Atsushi Kikugawa, Ryo Imura, Hajime Aoi, Kiyokazu Nakagawa, Eiichi Murakami